Fancy Fashion Face-Off: Madonna vs. Rihanna

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Last night, many in Hollywood attended the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

According a press release, the exhibition "explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras."

Rihanna in Vogue

Celebrities in attendance were encouraged to play up their wardrobe for the occasion... and they did not disappoint!

Two of the stars that took the costume aspect of the gala most seriously were Madonna and Rihanna. This pair has a lot more in common than one-word, rhyming names. Compare their unusual outfits below:

Who looks best?

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i luv rhianna but the shoulders on the suit a major NO NO but still she pulls it off like always

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i love Rhianna more than Madona because Madona looks horrible and Rhianna looks great,gooood and fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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